Lord Howe Island Tour Hosted by a 5th Generaion Lord Howe Islander
"Lulawai" Island Cruise
Spectacular Scenery - Magnificent Volcanic Cliffs and Spectacular Mountain Bases
North Bay Cruise - The World's most southernmost coral reef.
Glass Bottom Boat Cruise with opportunity to snorkel Erscott's Hole
Ron Ramble's famous Walking Tour and visit to Little Islands
Free Time to Explore at Leisure
Free Time to Swim and Snorkel
Free Time to Bird Watch
Free Time to enjoy Scenic Walks
Fully Escorted - Your Sisterhood Tour Hostess is on hand to ensure your holiday is a memorable one
Return Economy Airfares ex Melbourne to Lord Howe Island (via Sydney) with Qantas Link including taxes and luggage (other departure cities available upon request)
All Transportation Throughout
All Sightseeing as detailed in Itinerary
All Meals as detailed in itinerary
7 Nights Accommodation - Leanda Lei Apartments
Willing to Share Option
Meet and Greet prior to departure (subject to minimum numbers)
Lord Howe Island is one of the most naturally beautiful islands in the world with its long Fiji-blue lagoon protected by the world's most southerly coral reef and two mountains that wouldn't look out of place in Tahiti. It's a barefoot kind of place, a place to get back to simple pleasures, and perfect for adventure travellers and nature-lovers.
Day 1 - Saturday 8 September 2018
Melbourne - Sydney - Lord Howe (D)
Meet your Sisterhood Tour Hostess at the Melbourne Airport for our flight to Lord Howe Island (via Sydney). We depart at 9.30am and will transit via Sydney arriving into Lord Howe Island at 2.20pm. Upon our arrival into beautiful Lord Howe we'll be transferred to our accommodation for the next 7 nights hosted by Anthony & Judy from Leanda Lei Apartments.
Tonight we'll enjoy a slide show followed by dinner at the Anchorage Restaurant.
Day 2 - Sunday 9 September 2018
Lord Howe (B,D)
This morning after our breakfast at the Coral Café, we'll enjoy an Island Tour to get a feel for this unique Island.
Morning - Chase ‘n’ Thyme Island Tour - Join your hosts Janine and Peter Phillips on a fun and informal bus tour of Lord Howe Islands more interesting nooks and crannies! Janine is a fifth generation Islander her Great Grandfather was an American whaler, Nathan Chase Thompson who settled on the Island in the 1850’s. Peter has had a number of his photos and stories published as well as writing a book on the Islands history. You will learn more on a three-hour tour with us than if you spent a week searching things out by yourself.
Afternoon - Around Island Cruise. View the Island the way it was discovered, from the sea, on our two-hour around the island cruise aboard “Lulawai”. View North Head Cave and cruise along the magnificent volcanic cliffs and spectacular mountain bases. Pass close by the Admiralty isles with the thousands of sea birds which nest there. This weather dependant cruise includes commentary.
For the above tours, the group will be divided into two separate groups and one group will do the Chase ‘n’ Thyme Island Tour and the other group will do the Around Island Cruise then they will switch for the afternoon activities.
Enjoy dinner this evening at The Beachcomber Restaurant.
Day 3 - Monday 10 September 2018
Lord Howe (B,L,D)
This morning after breakfast at Coral Café, we explore the northern aspects of the Island. We'll view the fish and coral of the world’s most southern coral reef as we cruise slowly to the beautiful North Bay. Drift over the wreck of the “Favourite” on our purpose built glass bottom vessel “Adventure One”. While at North Bay the adventurous can snorkel the wreak, take a short climb up Mt Eliza with its panoramic views walk to the old Gluch and Herring Pools, view the sea bird rookery (seasonal), swim or just sit and laze the day away. Cruise includes morning/afternoon refreshments and historical commentary by a 6th generation islander. BBQ Lunch included.
Upon returning back to our accommodation we have time to freshen up before being treated to Dinner at Milky Way Restaurant.
Day 4 - Tuesday 11 September 2018
Lord Howe (B,D)
This morning after breakfast at the Coral Café we'll enjoy Lord Howe Islands World Heritage marine environment on the glass bottom boat. A two-hour tour that caters for everyone. Sit in comfort and view a marine paradise or snorkel Erscott’s Hole and be amazed at the islands incredible marine biodiversity. Observe a natural feeding event that will attract some of the reefs larger and more exotic fish species. Tour operates within the sheltered waters of the lagoon according to weather, viewing conditions and tide. Snorkeling equipment provided.
With a free afternoon to enjoy our surrounds before enjoying a historical movie at the local hall with dinner at the Bowling Club afterwards.
Day 5 - Wednesday 12 September 2018
Lord Howe (B,D)
Today after breakfast at the Coral Café, we'll have a free morning to explore before enjoying Ron’s Ramble Walking Tour at 2.00pm. We'll join Ron on a relaxed 3km (3- hour many photo info stops). Environmental history ramble passing through lovely forests, mutton-bird rookery, cliff top views, giant banyans, see valley of shadows, clear place & Balls Pyramid. We start from the much younger land forms where most residents live & into more ancient areas. Lord Howe is slowly disappearing. This will be explained & why its sister islands have long gone. A great island introduction – learn about the palm and tourist industry, flora, bush tucker & medicine, birds, volcanic history, snippets of colourful local history and more.
Many say Ron's Ramble Walking Tour is the best walking tour they have ever done.
Tonight, we enjoy dinner at The Coral Cafe.
Day 6 - Thursday 13 September 2018
Lord Howe (B,D)
This morning we meet up with Ron Ramble again to enjoy a walk to Little Island. He will take us to the fascinating mountains end of the Island, to begin a 1km level stroll to the base of the mountains. Little Islands and where the lagoons reef comes to its southern end is where the rock was obtained here for the building of the airstrip and start to Mt Gower walk. Woodhens often seen and fed. After a rest to enjoy the views & a photo or two, we stroll back to enjoy lunch at the Anchorage. Our afternoon will then be spent exploring Ned's Beach.
Tonight we enjoy dinner at The Golf Club
Day 7 - Friday 14 September 2018
Lord Howe (B,D)
A free day to explore, relax, read, write, paint, take photos - whatever takes your fancy!
We'll regroup for dinner tonight at a local restaurant for our farewell to Lord Howe!
Day 8 - Saturday 15 September 2018
Lord Howe - Sydney - Melbourne (B)
This morning after breakfast, we'll have some free time for a leisurely last-minute stroll down to the Museum or perhaps a walk-through Steven’s Reserve. We'll enjoy lunch at Coral Café before being transferred to the Lord Howe Airport for our Qantas Link return flight home to Sydney then onto Melbourne. Arriving into Melbourne mid afternoon say goodbye to new found friends and promise to stay in touch.
Thank you for travelling with Sisterhood Womens Travel and we look forward to welcoming you back for your next adventure.